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Story and photo by Cathie Bell Tui birds could become common in Seddon because of the efforts of a community team growing native plants in the Awatere township. Land alongside the railway station and state highway has been planted, and a walkway and seating area installed, making an attractive area for the community to share.

Continued page 2 Tui to town planters in Seddon, from left to right, Philli Heard, Charmaine Hammond, Trevor Johns, and Graeme McCutcheon.

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Seddon plants for tui Continued from page 1 Group spokeswoman Philli Heard says the project was high profile and has brought the community together. “When you’re working here, people stop in buses and cars. They love the project.” She says the plantings will extend over time to a corridor running throughout Seddon and potentially along the whole rail corridor. “This is just the start.” Group member Trevor Johns said the group had received so much help from the community. “We don’t have to go to people, they’re coming to us.” The planting fits in with

the Marlborough District Council’s Tui to Town programme, which promotes restoring natural habitats in South Marlborough. The project was set up in 2008 with a focus on the Wairau Plain area near Blenheim and it was extended to include south Marlborough around the townships of Seddon and Ward. Council tui to town manager Nicky Eade says tui have been seen in the Awatere, with sightings right out at Cape Campbell. Those sightings are unusual as it’s so far away from any forest vegetation, she says. “The Tui to Town project also helps fund larger plantings and it was great to be able to sup-

A tui mural on the side of a container housing equipment for the tui to town plantings in Seddon, painted by a French visitor.

port the community planting on private land right in the heart of Seddon by the railway line– this will look great in a few years’ time and be a real

asset to the town as well as providing some habitat and food for tui and other native birds.”

‘Pied piper’ gets rid of rats By Cathie Bell Marlborough woman Elizabeth Bell has played a key role in ridding two English Channel islands of rats. Last weekend, St Agnes and Gugh in the Isles of Scilly have been declared officially rat-free after passing a thorough monthlong inspection two years after the last signs of rat activity were spotted. This is said to be the world’s largest community-led project to restore seabird populations by removal of rats. Elizabeth, from island restoration specialists Wildlife Management International, co-ordinated the work of more than 30 local volunteers and

Elizabeth Bell, a Blenheim woman, works for Wildlife Management International eradicating rats from islands.

conservationists from the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery

Project to rid their islands of the non-native rats that were killing seabirds. The work began two years ago with a six-month operation to mapping rat activity on the island, before an intensive programme of baiting and poisoning for a month in the winter. Baiting started on 8 November 2013 and by the end of the month, the last evidence of rats was observed. Monitoring and community projects continued, but no further rat activity was detected. A followup survey this year found no signs of rats, and St Agnes and Gugh now meet the international criteria to be declared rat-free.

Since the removal of the rats, both Manx shearwaters and storm petrels successfully breeding on the islands for the first time in living memory, with over 40 chicks being recorded on the islands in the past two years. Brown rats arrived on the islands in the 18th century after several shipwrecks. The rats fed on burrow-nesting seabirds that lived on the islands, including European storm petrels and Manx shearwaters. These birds nest mostly on St Agnes and Gugh. Elizabeth is now working on a similar project in the remote Hebridean Shiant Islands, in the north of Scotland.

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Water pours across the Waihopai Valley Road and over the Waihopai Dam after heavy rainfall in Marlborough.

Heavy rain causes floods By Cathie Bell A burst of heavy rainfall caused surface flooding and closed roads in Marlborough. The rain hit the district on Wednesday evening, with about 115 mm falling in the Waihopai Valley and 15mm in Blenheim according to the MetService. Marlborough Roads journey manager Steve Murrin says the rainfall is a record in the top of the Waihopai Valley, and that is where most of the problems were. “The Sounds where we normally get storm damage have fared pretty well this time.” Steve says a section of the road has been

destroyed in the lead up to the Maori Ford Bridge on Waihopai Valley Rd. Repair work on the road will not be able to be done until the water drops, he says. Two sections of road had also been damaged near the end of Avon Valley Rd, in the Waihopai Valley, and rocks were burying several fords on Rainbow Rd, between Hanmer Springs and St Arnaud. There was surface flooding west of the Wye Bridge on State Highway 63. While more rain was forecast for today, it looked like it would be light and the wind should dry things out, Steve says.

The following roads are closed until further notice: • Avon Valley Road • Waihopai Valley Road closed at Maori Ford Bridge • Tapps Road, Canvastown • Wairau Bar Road • Rainbow Road – could be closed for several days The following caution is in place: • SH63 surface flooding above Wye Bridge – passable but care should be taken

Chamber boss moves to advisor job By Cathie Bell The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new general manager, after Hamish Macfarlane has moved to take up a new business advisor role with the chamber. Chamber president Nikki de Reeper says the chamber has increased funding from the Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency to set up a new full time Regional Business Partner Advisor position. That role works with businesses to support them to grow, Capability Development vouchers to

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qualifying businesses to co-fund costs of accessing management capability building services, apply for research and development

Getting Started Grants, and refer them to Callaghan Innovation for research grants. Nikki says the chamber are “quite chuffed” about the new funding and role. She says they hope to have the new general manager in place by the end of March. There has already been about 12 applications for the job in the week it has been advertised, she says. “It’s quite nice to have some stuff come through already.” The new business advisor role had not been advertised, because

the application process for the funding required the name of the person who would be doing the work, Nikki says. Some of the role had been done by Hamish in his general manager role already, she says. “Because we didn’t know if we were going to win it, we put Hamish’s name in. “He’s been doing that work already, so he has the experience.” The chamber general manager job is listed on Trade Me Jobs – listing # 1031480745. Applications close on 29 February.

The popularity of the Edinburgh Tattoo shows in Wellington this weekend is driving tourism officials to recommend visitors not in Wellington for the show go to Picton instead. Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan says Wellington is very busy and I-Site staff are advising people who can juggle their itineraries to look around the top of the South and come back to Wellington afterwards. The most popular show Wellington has ever put on, Chris says 81,000 Tattoo tickets have been sold, with half coming from outside the region to attend. “Half of Blenheim is coming to Wellington…People are staying all over the region, including at the Copthorne Hotel in Masterton.” Masterton is an hour and a half’s drive from Wellington.

Business meeting The Blenheim Business Association is holding its first Special General Meeting next week to adopt a constitution and elect an executive committee. The meeting is at 5.30pm on Thursday at the Marlborough Convention Centre.

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Scotch Bar opens bottle shop

Scotch Bar has opened the doors of the bottle shop in the space next to its Blythell Street wine bar. The shop holds just over 2100 bottles of wine and will hold a vast range of wine from Marlborough and around the world. All the wine is lying flat to ensure the corks remain wet and the whole room is both temperature and humidity controlled so no more upright or ambient wine, owner Dan Gillett promises. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am onwards.

Wine exports celebrated

MPs joined with industry representatives to celebrate wine export success this week. The wine industry hosted an event at Parliament yesterday to celebrate a record $1.5 billion export achievement last year. Kaikoura MP Stuar t Smith says with around 150 wineries here in Marlborough, we have a major stake in the wine industry’s success. This growth is set to continue thanks to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Stuart says. “The TPP will eliminate tariffs in 11 countries that account for 60 percent of New Zealand’s overall wine exports. This will save growers around $10 million per year. TPP will be overwhelmingly positive for Marlborough in supporting more trade and investment, as well as more jobs and higher incomes.”

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Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Keeping a small business successful is no small feat as local electrician David Galeano knows very well. David and his partner Katarina Igriniova are celebrating their first year in business and are thrilled to say their company is doing very well. The one thing they do want to say is a big thank you to all their clients. “Thank you for your support over the past year. You have given us the opportunity to be involved in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors and for that we are grateful. “We look forward to meeting new clients and supporting our current clients into the future,” David says. David, a Columbian born electrical engineer with more than 15 years experience has worked on two large scale commercial and industrial projects recently, and continues to do work for a number of his regular clients.

“It’s pleasing to be involved in ongoing projects with my clients. To see my company start from zero and build up to where it is now is very exciting. I look forward to its continued growth,” he says. All tools and electrical products used by Galeano Electrical are of a high quality. Recently David has purchased a PAT420 Portable Appliance tester, fully testing portable electrical equipment to the latest Code of Practice for the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (AZ/NZS 3760). As an accredited member of Safe Site, Refrigerant Licence NZ, and Master Electricians you can be sure all work is carried out to a high standard. Galeano Electrical specialises in everything from electrical installation and maintenance through to water pumps, effluent pumps and fault finding. Contact David to find out more Katarina Igriniova and David Galeano of Galeano Electrical in about what he can do for you. their Blenheim office. The couple are celebrating one year of PBA being in business.

Arahura scrapped in India Former Cook Strait ferry Arahura is nearly completely taken apart at the Alang scrapyard, according to supplied photos. The photos, from Kent Garnons-Williams and Noel Nielsen, show what is left of the ferry in pieces on the beach at the Indian scrap yard. A contact in Mumbai sent the photos to Kent, a retired Interislander chief engineer who was a consultant with Noel to the Indian crew during Arahura’s delivery voyage to India. Arahura was a roll-on roll-off ferry built in 1983 for the thenNew Zealand Railways Corpora-

The former Cook Strait ferry Arahura in pieces on the beach at the Alang scrapyard in India.

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Mentoring trust boosted By Cathie Bell Business Trust Marlborough has won a contract through the Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency to provide mentoring services. Trust manager Sue Avery says in that role, she will manage the team of about 20 mentors in Blenheim and six who travel over from Nelson to carry out three mentoring programmes: • A six-month programme for start-up businesses which have yet to starting running; • A 12-month general mentoring programme for businesses in operation; and • A new 12-month programme for community groups or non-profit organisations. Sue says the trust has had a 45 per cent increase in businesses applying for mentors last year, and another 45 per cent increase in the first quarter of this financial year. “There is a real need for it in the com-

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COUNCIL NEWS Notification of Meetings

March 2016 The Marlborough District Council hereby gives notice pursuant to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 of the following meetings: 1 Regional Transport Committee Friday, 11 March 2016 at 11.00 am 2 Community & Finance Tuesday, 15 March 2016 at 9.00 am 3 Regional Planning & Development Thursday, 17 March 2016 at 9.00 am The above-listed meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, 15 Seymour Street, Blenheim. The times and dates may be subject to alteration and confirmation thereof prior to the meetings is advised by contacting Nicole Chauval, Committee Secretary, Ph: 03 520 7400.

Closure of car park at Queen Street Blenheim

Notice is given that the Queen Street, Blenheim car park (adjacent to Liz Davidson Place) will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic except motorcycles on Saturday 27 February 2016 from 6.00 am until 12.00 noon for the purposes of a motorcycle road safety breakfast event. Any enquiries should be addressed to Robyn Blackburn, Marlborough District Council, Ph: 03 520 7400.

Creative Communities NZ Local Arts Funding Applications for financial assistance by way of grants under the Creative Communities Local Arts Scheme are now being invited by Marlborough District Council. The scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within the Marlborough community. Applications can be completed online by going to Council’s website www.marlborough. govt.nz/Our-Community/Grants-and-Awards. Applications close 5.00 pm, Friday 26 February 2016 For further information please contact: Lyne Reeves Community Development Advisor Ph: 03 520 7400.

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Funding is available to rural sport clubs and rural school teams with young people aged 5 to 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport costs to regular local sporting competitions in the Marlborough area. Applications can be completed online by going to Council’s website www.marlborough. govt.nz/Our-Community/Grants-and-Awards. Applications close 5.00 pm, Friday 26 February 2016. For further information please contact: Lyne Reeves Community Development Advisor Ph: 03 520 7400

Aiming to make Picton-Waikawa pest-free work is going to be a great support to the protection of the Kaipupu Point Wildlife sanctuary. The group has received a community grant of $1,750 from the Council which, matched by two donations, will meet the cost of the traps. Picton Dawn Chorus is looking for more volunteers to check trap lines and wants to hear from home owners who will place traps in their gardens. Contact James Wilson: 021 945 589 or email james@304oxleys.co.nz

Mr Wilson says the first target is to tackle the rat, stoat and weasel numbers at Victoria Domain and the Snout. Three different types of traps will be laid – each of them designed to avoid larger animals. The team of volunteers who have joined Picton Dawn Chorus will check the traps regularly. Pest control will then extend to the Wedge, the hills surrounding Picton and to residential gardens. Councillor Oddie says the group has set an ambitious target but wildlife experts say it’s achievable and the

Picton councillor David Oddie (right) with James Wilson (centre), the chairman of community conservation group Picton Dawn Chorus, and Stephen Hildreth, who has designed the traps to be used in the quest to rid Picton and Waikawa from pests.

Be prepared for an earthquake The 5.7 earthquake that rattled Marlborough last week and then the weekend’s big jolt in Christchurch should remind everyone that we should always be prepared for a big one. If Marlborough is hit by a really big quake, perhaps accompanied by a tsunami, essential services are likely to be cut and travel and communications severely hampered. Rescue teams may not be able to reach everyone immediately.

Everyone should be prepared to look after themselves and their neighbours for the first few days. Outlying communities in particular must be ready to stand alone until help arrives. Council and Civil Defence Emergency Management encourage all communities to have a plan. Join, or set up, a Neighbourhood Support group. Planning should include vulnerable members of your neighbourhood or district. Businesses should have emergency

and business continuity plans in place. Consider the risks and make preparations to manage them. Communities with established Neighbourhood Support Networks tend to respond, and recover, the fastest. For more information about Neighbourhood Support Networks contact Gary Spence at Marlborough Civil Defence Emergency Management, Ph: 03 520 7490.

Great feedback on Blenheim’s CBD The feedback about the new look of the Blenheim CBD has been universally positive; people love the look of the new planter boxes and the temporary use made of the vacant sites. The improvements are the result of a partnership between Council and the business community. The Blenheim Business Association and the Council contracted landscape architect Tusha Midgley

to design the look and layout of the planters and the two temporary ‘gap filler’ sites in Wynen Street. Council’s Reserves and Amenities manager Rosie Bartlett says there has been an unbelievable amount of positive feedback; emails, phone calls and comments full of praise for the new look. The activity park will have an astro-turf surface and a container

full of sports equipment for children to use - somewhere for kids to play when their parents come into town. The flowering baskets are already in place at the other site which has an arts theme – seat, sculpture and an art wall is planned. The improvements have been funded from the $2M that the Council last year allocated to upgrade the CBD.

Second-Hand Sunday is coming back Sunday 6 March is another free opportunity for the community to dispose of unwanted goods. Here’s how it works Register your address if you have goods to give away. Registered properties will be listed on the Council website advertisement for Second-Hand Sunday. On Sunday 6 March, put a Second-Hand Sunday sign (grey leaflet from Council)

on your letterbox so people know you have items to give away. Put the items together in a neat pile, either at your letterbox or next to your driveway. At 1.00 pm remove the sign and pack up any items not taken. It’s your responsibility to remove anything left behind. If you leave it outside your property boundary then you are in breach of the dumping rubbish bylaw.

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Remember Take items only from properties advertised and where the Second-Hand Sunday sign is displayed. Don’t arrive before 10.00 am or after 1.00 pm. Don’t enter the property; items should be at the front gate. If you have uncollected goods you can take them to the Re-use Shop or Transfer Station.

To register Call Council on 03 520 7400 before 1.00 pm on Friday 4 March, by email: mdc@marlborough. govt.nz or via the website www.marlborough.govt.nz/ Services/Recycling-ResourceRecovery/Second-HandSunday

Seniors Expo 2016 support? Drop in to the Expo and discover what our community can provide to older residents. Seniors Expo 2016: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, Kinross Street, Blenheim Admission is free

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The Sun Why not? Why shouldn’t the council provide more bins for our dog poo? The council provide bins for all other rubbish. And they will not just be for poo but will help keep the river side clean of all rubbish. Going by your theory everyone should take all their rubbish home. To the people complaining about dog poo rubbish bins, I’m sure your rates don’t pay for the poo bags or bins as the $82 that I pay for my dog rego must cover these services.

Thanks Vaughan Big thank you to Vaughan from roadside assist. He helped out with several tyre punctures on State Highway 1 on Sunday after Z nails were either accidentally or deliberately dropped on the road.

The two schools Referring to ‘COMBINED COLLEGE’ l agree with you. Why can’t they just keep the two schools going - maybe have the 3rd, 4th, 5th formers at one school and the 6th, 7th upwards at the other school. The schools have all the facilities, teachers, books, ground etc there. The students have the use of Stadium 2000, netball courts, football, hockey grounds all there. WHY change it. Maybe re-tar seal the netball courts now ready for the winter. As for carparking - the kids have it made. The town centre is NOT the place for school kids. Why can’t they build on Girls’ College & Bohally sports fields, relocate Bohally to Boys’ College? Safe buildings, then pull down old buildings on all three sites to create sportsgrounds.

Nice nets at softball park Not sure why they are there. Is it to keep the balls out of the creek or stop the kids from falling in. The good news is that there is no good news. Hope the mdc have it all set up next season .

Thank you To the very thoughtful suck-truck supervisor (last Thursday at Murphys/Cherrywood corner) who turned the truck noise down while I walked past with my two babies in their pram. And then walked beside us in your high-vis on the road until we could get back on the footpath. It was very considerate of you to notice I had a pram and that the loud noise of the truck would be quite scary to little ears. I hope there are more supervisors like you around - you’re awesome!

This neighbour knows everything that happens before it happens. This neighbour rings landlords, Police, MDC. Well the neighbour forgot to ring the SPCA, on oneself, after abusing an animal in front of a child. This person waters her garden in the pouring rain. What happened to saving water? Thank God I don’t live next door. We are looking at you. So you keep looking down on us.

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Have you ever thought of trying the ferry terminal cafe. The first time we went there we were treated like an old friend Great food. Great people. Wouldn’t go anywhere else in Picton now. A hidden gem!

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Their property Waterfight-teen comment Apologies for the rude comment from one of the volunteers from Marlborough Youth Trust. We plan to hold training for our volunteers to ensure things like this do not happen in the future. The cans and donations are always greatly received and appreciated by MYT and whomever we are donating to for that event so thank you for your donation. Please feel free to contact me during the event or after if you ever have any concerns regarding our events and I will sort it immediately. Deedee

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Okay so they took away the trees. Big deal! Get real people, put up a sunshade if it’s that annoying but really look at the number of carparks all round the country with no shade. Stop complaining! It’s not like you are parking there all day!

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Funding the venture is so simple. A $5 tourism surcharge/visa for every person arriving-ferry or boat in this great island. When one project is finished then funds sent directly to the next. No fees, no commissions, for the people directly. Imagine the possibilities and people could actually experience what they have Wow! What a Eureka opportunity available. Hilltop restaurant, employment. Mountain and downhill racing bike tracks, all year round - world class and luge possibility to rival anything in the country. Come on Marlborough the potential is right in front of you almost gifted opportunity at the tourism gateway of the mainland. Ready for next year, easily achieved with a tiny bit of support, but will we?

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Dangerous cyclists Enough is enough with them riding side by side down Waikawa so they can have a chat to each other. Do you realize tourists freak out coming onto on-coming traffic. Trucks have to move over, cars are parked all along there. I have my beautiful daughter in the car while you chat creating havoc around you .. we have to go by law to share the road WHAT ABOUT YOU!

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To the person that said the trees gave welcome shade to shoppers and it was a mistake to take it away regardless of what it was doing to the tarmac, don’t you realize that you don’t get a say. Just like someone else doesn’t get a say on what tree you cut down on your property (provided it’s not a protected tree). So I guess you would happily foot the bill to have the tarmac redone every time the roots from the tree uplifted the tarmac? No? Well then back to my point... find something else to whine about.

How long are the Airforce going to have security on the parade ground side of their grounds. With the amount of money spent on security being there they could have built a security fence four times. Disgusting use of tax payers’ money. At least get their own looking after the entrance!

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Friday February 19, 2016

Littlies’ playground plans are big

Story and photo by Cathie Bell All going well, Girvan Dick and the other children attending the Awatere Early Learning Centre will have a big new sandpit to play in soon. The sandpit is to be built with the proceeds of an auction of donated goods to be held on March 12, and centre manager Stacey Gerritsen says she is blown away by how generous the Marlborough community has been already. Donations range from $1000 of bathroom products from Edward Gibbon Plumbing, half a tonne of seed from Osgrow, two nights of accommodation at Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, $400 of grocery vouchers from the Seddon

Super Value, a painting of Molesworth, $1000 from H.Blackwells Contracting, claybird shooting for six at Wildmount, and two pairs of framed underpants signed by former All Black Dan Carter. “So many organisations out there have been really supportive.” Stacey’s plan for the sandpit is to have a “huge” decked area with the sandpit in it, a concrete Mt Tappie, and ultimately a bilge pump for the children to pump water into the sandpit “if we raise enough money”. “We might as well dream big.” The auction is to be held at 7.30pm on March 12 at the Woolshed at Lionsback, just south of Seddon.

Girvan Dick stands in the Awatere Early Childhood Centre sandpit with playmates from left to right Amiri Doonan, Angus Wilson, and Lyuta Kumasaka.

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Blues v Highlanders / Auckland KICK OFF: Fri 26 February 7:35pm

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Crusaders v Jaguares / Christchurch KICK OFF: Fri 15 April 7:35pm Rebels v Hurricanes / Melbourne KICK OFF: Fri 15 April 9:40pm Cheetahs v Sunwolves / Bloemfontein KICK OFF: Sat 16 April 5:00am Blues v Sharks / Auckland KICK OFF: Sat 16 April 7:35pm Waratahs v Brumbies / Sydney KICK OFF: Sat 16 April 9:40pm Bulls v Reds / Pretoria KICK OFF: Sun 17 April 3:05am Lions v Stormers / Johannesburg KICK OFF: Sun 17 April 5:10am

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Friday February 19, 2016

2016 SUPER RUGBY DRAW

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ROUND 5

ROUND 6

ROUND 7

Blues v Highlanders / Auckland KICK OFF: Fri 26 February 7:35pm

Crusaders v Blues / Christchurch KICK OFF: Fri 4 March 7:35pm

Blues v Hurricanes / Auckland KICK OFF: Fri 11 March 7:35pm

Hurricanes v Force / Palmerston North KICK OFF: Fri 18 March 7:35pm

Hurricanes v Kings / Wellington KICK OFF: Fri 25 March 7:35pm

Highlanders v Force / Dunedin KICK OFF: Fri 1 April 7:35pm

Chiefs v Blues / Hamilton KICK OFF: Fri 8 April 7:35pm

Brumbies v Hurricanes / Canberra KICK OFF: Fri 26 February 9:40pm

Brumbies v Waratahs / Canberra KICK OFF: Fri 4 March 9:40pm

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Waratahs v Highlanders / Sydney KICK OFF: Fri 18 March 9:40pm

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Chiefs v Lions / Hamilton KICK OFF: Sat 5 March 5:15pm

Highlanders v Lions / Dunedin KICK OFF: Sat 12 March 7:35pm

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Crusaders v Reds / Christchurch KICK OFF: Fri 6 May 7:35pm Brumbies v Bulls / Canberra KICK OFF: Fri 6 May 9:40pm Sunwolves v Force / Tokyo KICK OFF: Sat 7 May 5:15pm Chiefs v Highlanders / Hamilton KICK OFF: Sat 7 May 7:35pm Waratahs v Cheetahs / Sydney KICK OFF: Sat 7 May 9:40pm Sharks v Hurricanes / Durban KICK OFF: Sun 8 May 1:00am Kings v Blues / Port Elizabeth KICK OFF: Sun 8 May 3:05am

Highlanders v Crusaders / Dunedin KICK OFF: Fri 13 May 7:35pm Rebels v Brumbies / Melbourne KICK OFF: Fri 13 May 9:40pm Hurricanes v Reds / Wellington KICK OFF: Sat 14 May 7:35pm Waratahs v Bulls / Sydney KICK OFF: Sat 14 May 9:40pm Sunwolves v Stormers / Singapore KICK OFF: Sat 14 May 11:45pm Cheetahs v Kings / Bloemfontein KICK OFF: Sun 15 May 3:05am Lions v Blues / Johannesburg KICK OFF: Sun 15 May 5:10am Jaguares v Sharks / TBA KICK OFF: Sun 15 May 5:10am

Crusaders v Waratahs / Christchurch KICK OFF: Fri 20 May 7:35pm Reds v Sunwolves / Brisbane KICK OFF: Sat 21 May 5:05pm Chiefs v Rebels / Hamilton KICK OFF: Sat 21 May 7:35pm Force v Blues / Perth KICK OFF: Sat 21 May 9:40pm Lions v Jaguares / Johannesburg KICK OFF: Sun 22 May 1:00am Sharks v Kings / Durban KICK OFF: Sun 22 May 3:05am Bulls v Stormers / Pretoria KICK OFF: Sun 22 May 5:10am

Hurricanes v Highlanders / Wellington KICK OFF: Fri 27 May 7:35pm Waratahs v Chiefs / Sydney KICK OFF: Fri 27 May 9:40pm Kings v Jaguares / Port Elizabeth KICK OFF: Sat 28 May 5:00am Blues v Crusaders / Auckland KICK OFF: Sat 28 May 7:35pm Brumbies v Sunwolves / Canberra KICK OFF: Sun 28 May 9:40pm Stormers v Cheetahs / Cape Town KICK OFF: Sun 29 May 1:00am Bulls v Lions / Pretoria KICK OFF: Sun 29 May 3:05am Rebels v Force / Melbourne KICK OFF: Sun 29 May 6:05pm

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Chiefs v Crusaders / Fiji KICK OFF: Fri 1 July 7:35pm Brumbies v Reds / Canberra KICK OFF: Fri 1 July 9:40pm Sunwolves v Waratahs / Tokyo KICK OFF: Sat 2 July 5:15pm Hurricanes v Blues / Wellington KICK OFF: Sat 2 July 7:35pm Rebels v Stormers / Melbourne KICK OFF: Sat 2 July 9:40pm Cheetahs v Force / Bloemfontein KICK OFF: Sun 3 July 1:00am Kings v Highlanders / Port Elizabeth KICK OFF: Sun 3 July 3:05am Lions v Sharks / Johannesburg KICK OFF: Sun 3 July 5:10am Jaguares v Bulls / TBA KICK OFF: Sun 3 July 5:10am

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- weekend event guide Friday 19 WW1 Community Sacrifice Pop up Museum Exhibititon. 67 Market Street. 10am-2pm. Selling the Dream The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism. Millienium Art Gallery. 7 Feb-20 March. The Omaka Maze Omaka Maize Maze, 200 Dog Point Road, Hawkesbury, Blenheim Fri 5pm - 8pm, Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 10am - 6pm. www.omakamaze.co.nz Blenheim Roller Skating Club Back to School Disco. From 6-8pm at the skating rink on Stephenson Street. $2 per skater with own skates, or $5 to hire a pair of the club’s skates. Sausage sizzle, refreshments and goodies for purchase. Interislander Optimist Challenge Queen Charlotte Yacht Club Shelley Beach, Picton. Come and watch the largest centre board sailing regatta in the South Island. Friday–Sunday, 10am. Marlborough Junior Volleyball League All Students: years 5-8. Entries made at school during weeks 2 & 3. Games played Stadium 2000, Fridays between 4pm-6pm. Cost: $35 per player. Contact: Nicky Ph. 572 9488 or 022 1200573. Heart Foundation Appeal Month. Fundraising for the Heart Foundation, Crusaders v Hurricanes Rugby game at Lansdowne Park. Volunteers will be collecting donations at the entry points of the park. Special Thanks to the Tasman Rugby Union and the Crusaders Franshise. Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock. The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen on 573 6868. Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton has a collection of some 2000 items of Maori, Whaling, Maritime, Heritage and Textile displays. 10am-4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283.

If you have an event email Lacy at The Sun frontdesk@blenheimsun.co.nz

EcoWorld Picton Aquarium Meet the locals up close with amazing New Zealand animals. Touch a living fossil (Tuatara), Little Blue Penguin, have fun discovering animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Up Close Encounters at 11am and 2pm daily. Open daily from 9.30am. Picton Foreshore.

Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillon’s Point Rd opens 9am-12pm Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1-4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835.

Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am-4pm.

Redwood Market 8am-12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts.

The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm - 5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or www.thediversion.co.nz.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

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Picton Men’s Shed “Where men can do what men do best” 9am-12pm and Wednesday 9am - 4pm. Phone Rex Green 021 469 191 or Bill Rogers 573 5507 for more information.

WW1 Community Sacrifice Pop up Museum Exhibition. 67 Market Street. 10am-2pm. ELF Super Saloon Series and Grass Karts Join us for our ELF Super Series and Grass Karts. Fun for the whole family. 6pm. Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy Havelock Estuary, Mahakipawa Rd, Havelock. The ultimate mud adventure run. It’s all good fun in the mud and even better when you can get your buddy muddier than you! Register online at Sport Tasman. 12pm–4pm Open Day to learn about Tsunami Hazards Mariners Mall, Picton. The open days are an opportunity for people to learn about tsunami hazards. Admission free. 10am-2pm.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, Today and Sunday, 10am.

Sunday 21 Scooter Safety Training Do you ride a motor scooter? Want to blatt around the Kart Track dodging cones and practise braking in a hurry at no cost? Contact Robyn Blackburn at Council to book. Ph 520 7400. More FM Marlborough Beach Day Head out to Whites Bay for the More FM Marlborough Beach Day. A great day of family fun. Sand Castle Competition will run from 10.30am till 12.45pm, then the Beach Dig will kick off at 1pm. 10:30am-2pm.

Gala Day Renwick Anglican Parish. 54 High Street, Renwick. Something for everyone. Admission free. 10am-3pm.

Summer Concert Series Whites Bay. Fantastic entertainment and children’s activities including bouncy castles, pony rides and face painting. Live music. 11am-1pm.

Marlborough Artisan Market Highlighting the best of Marlborough art, crafts, food and produce. Come along and browse our stalls every week. Every Saturday morning (weather dependant). 9am 1pm. Wynen Street Carpark Wynen Street, Blenheim

Country Music In The Park Pollard Park, Parker Street. The Blenheim Country Music Club will be presenting an afternoon of Country Music suitable for all ages. 2pm-5pm.

Blenheim Rotary Charity Auction Raising funds for Barnados. Tickets available from The Clubs of Marlborough, Cooperative Bank, NZ Post Shop, Kiwi Bank and Rotary Car boot sale. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd Club Meets Mondays at Clubs of Marlborough. Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928.

10k Taylor River Reserve Sunset Charity Run/Walk Join us on a sponsored walk/run along the Taylor River and help raise money to support the work of the Cancer Society Marlborough. Taylor River Reserve, Monro Street, Blenheim. 6.30-8.30pm ‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your interest www.bikemarlborough.co.nz Blenheim Roller Skating Club Sunday public session. 1pm-3pm. At the Blenheim Skating Rink, Stephenson Street, Blenheim.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!

Farmers Market Showcasing the best of Marlborough some of the stalls are Picton Bakery, Koromiko Eggs, Banjo Brews, Traditional Country Preserves, Nuggety Creek, Riverina, Garden Bee Honey, Spudz n Greens, Kaikoura Cheese. Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am–12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm. All welcome. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am, Murray Ph 578 9199 or Tony Ph 577 9776. Petanque 10am Sunday and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street – John Ph 577 9789. Tramping Club We go on tramp’s Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel. Ph Mary Ph 572 8762 or marlboroughtrampingclub@gmail.com. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1- 4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. For more info contact Jim 578 8974 or Rod 579 4601. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission. Associated Modellers Society Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm4pm. $2.

Up & Coming Friday 26th, 27th, 28th February Family Fishing Competition. $7000+ worth of prizes to be won. Entry forms available at outlets displaying posters or at Renwick Arms Country Club, 92 High Street, Renwick. Entries close 9pm, 26th February. Ph 5728597. Saturday 27th February Bikers Brekkie. Liz Davidson Place, Starts 10am Free ‘Bikers Brekkie’ with coffee, music, giveaways and biker ‘stuff’ to check out. Anyone who rides a motorbike or motor scooter can come along and enjoy. For more information contact Robyn Blackburn at Council on 520 7400. Yealands Yak. Yealands Estate, Seaview road, Seddon, Blenheim. Grab your walking or running shoes and take on The Yealands’ YAK All Women’s Great Vineyard Estate Race. 7am– 6pm. Entry is limited to just 200 all women teams – so get your favourite 2 -8 Yakkers together and register now.

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5 minutes with: Nate Bainbridge Directing manager of Bainbridge Building and Roofing

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

What meal do you never get sick of eating? Can’t beat a good roast with the family. One of my best holidays was...

ABOVE: Pat Pascoe pictured with his Mark II Jaguar. Pat founded Blenheim’s Hospice Vehicle Display five years ago. LEFT: This Austin A30 Countryman is very rare but the public will have the chance to see it at the Hospice Vehicle Display on March 13.

They are all great but the next one is always going to be the best. My guilty TV pleasure is...

Hunting Aotearoa.

What would you change about the world? Just one of the standards, lower pollution and decrease waste. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? My hammer.

Who would you love to have a meal with? My wife and children without kids fighting haha but If he was alive Jimi Hendrix.

Q A Q A Q A

The best thing in your life right now? My wife and children.

What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I play the saxophone.

What’s next on your wishlist? Pretty standard - I would love to own a boat but no rush.

Dust off classic cars for show Story and photos by Celeste Alexander Marlborough classic car enthusiasts have some great models tucked away in their sheds, all we need is for them to bring them out and show them off, local man Pat Pascoe says. Pat founded Blenheim’s Hospice Classic Vehicle Display and is currently gearing up for the fifth event which is set for March 13. Although there are a strong number of followers who enter each year, Pat is calling for more people to enter. “Every year we have 50 or so new vehicles that feature but it would be great to see even more. “Marlborough has a lot of classic car enthusiasts and many of them may still have their cars tucked away in their sheds...it would be great to see them at the display,” he says. The cost of entering a vehicle is only $5. One special display new this year will be focused on Ford Mustangs. “We have four of the new release models at this stage as well as a number of others, but anyone in the community who has an older

Mustang and would like it to feature in our special display, we want to hear from you,” Pat says. There will also be world champion jet boats, motorcycles and new attractions - classic boats and harvesters. “It’s an opportunity to get up close to these and have a real good look.” A great day out for the whole family, the Hospice Classic Vehicle Display will have food and drink available for purchase, and is only a gold coin donation to enter. Money raised from the event goes to Hospice Marlborough. “Over the past four years we have raised over $20,000 and with the community’s continued support we hope this event will be another success,” Pat says. The Hospice Classic Vehicle Display is held at the Waterlea Racecourse. People displaying vehicles can arrive from 9:30am and the gates open to the public at 11am. For more info or to enter in your vehicle contact Pat on 027 442 1786.

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Shed treasures Jaime’s love for military history The really interesting thing about classic vehicles is the people who own them. Reporter Celeste Alexander visited local man Jamie Broadbridge to talk about his BMW R71 750 motorcycle, and also learned he had a German World War II Military collection and a couple of ‘prized’ classic cars in a state of restoration. Jamie is originally from Hamilton and worked in dairy farming most of his life in the Waikato. He relocated to Blenheim 10 years ago and started working for ANZCO Marlborough as a night yardman, a much different role but one he really enjoys. “My father and sister live in Blenheim and I would always come here for holidays to have a break and get away from it all. It’s a great place to live and I enjoy my job, I couldn’t think of doing anything else.” He says from a young age he was fascinated with German WWII and later went on to start his collection of uniforms and weapons, some original and some reproduced. “I don’t know what triggered it, the interest was always there. I have been collecting for around 12 years.” One item he had on his wish list was the BMW R71 750. He found one in Te Aroha and had it shipped to Blenheim. It was in almost a perfect state for Jamie’s taste, but one major change he made was the paint colour. “It was exactly how I wanted it, except the colour. It was PLA Green so I changed it to the black grey German military colour that was standard for the war,” he says. He explains the R71 model was made

in Germany from 1938-40, before it was superseded by the next model, the R75. “At that time the Germans had an agreement with the Russians who were in need of a military motorcycle, so they ended up with all the casts and dies to make them. The Russians stamped them out for years until they acquired the new model R75. “The Russians no longer needed the old casts and dies so hand them to the Chinese as they needed bikes for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and away they went making them from the 50’s to late 60’s. Interestingly the Chinese made them in the same factory as their Nanchang aircraft and called them Chang Jaing 750,” he says. Jamie, who is a member of Nelson’s Army Group Centre at Higgins Park, now uses the motorcycle for reenactment static displays. “We have around five members in Blenheim and we work in closely with the Delta Reenactment group to support each other at events.” The most recent was the Omaka Flying Day where he wore his military uniform and displayed the R71 to the public. “It’s always interesting, people come up and want to know about the bike’s history,” he says. Also in the shed Jamie has what he calls his ‘dream car’, a 1974 Pontiac Firebird which is slowly being restored. He is changing the nose to a 1973 nose cone and doing the backend to a ‘73 look’. There’s also a 1979 Silver Jubilee Bonneville which is being rebuilt after a shed fire. Car restoration runs hot in Jamie’s blood. In his early 20s he restored a Mark III

ABOVE: Jamie Broadbridge with his BMW R71 750 motorcycle. RIGHT: Jamie at a recent airshow at Omaka, dressed in full military attire.

Cortina Apache Coupe which had a 3L Zodiac V6 engine. “I had restored it and done all the engine work myself. It was real pretty once I was finished but I sold it in the end. “I took it out for a drive one day and was crashed into. I lost heart for it after that,” he says. For now Jamie is focusing on his Pontiac restoration, riding his R71 and featuring in airshows and military battle reenactments.

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M O N DAY N I G H T Fitness 6pm - 7pm (no child care) at Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre, Simcox Stadium, 50 Battys Road. Phone 578 4851 or 0275784851. www.blenheimindoorsports.co.nz.

public notice P iano tuition and theory, all ages, all levels, Picton area 5737733. TE N PIN Bowling. Open 7 days. Phone 5784851 to book a lane now. N ew C ommer cial Gallery opening in Mid-April seeks artist, Contact Charlene 0212542489 or Peter 0211201717.

FLAXBOURNE A & P SHOW SUNDAY 27 MARCH (Easter Sunday) Schedules now available, Entries close 26 Februar y. FREE TRADE & CRAFT SITES AVAIL ABLE. Bernadette Gilmore Ph 5777174.

for sale WINE BARRELS Half barrel $50. Whole barrel $100. Free Blenheim delivery 021779180.

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work wanted Vineyard contractor requires houses for staff- April to October. References available. Please reply with details to: Staff Accommodation PO Box 905, Blenheim 7240.

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Public Notice Section 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Meredyth-Young Limited has made an application to the District Licensing Committee at Blenheim for renewal of an Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at 70 High Street, Renwick, Marlborough District and known as Renwick Supervalue The general nature of the business conducted under the license is supermarket/grocery. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the license are Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Marlborough District Licensing Committee at the Council Offices, Seymour Street, Blenheim. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240. This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication of this notice was made on 12/02/16.

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Physical Disability Support Services Permanent, part time position with no fixed hours. Closing date: Sunday, 28 February 2016. Ref: W16/014. Online applications, CV and cover letters are required before your application can be processed. Enquiries can be made to Human Resources Nelson telephone: 03 546 1274 or email vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz Register for job alerts/view full details on jobs @ www.nmdhb.govt.nz

Please call at reception for an application or email facilitymanager@ashwoodpark.co.nz Applications close 24/2/2016

HEAT PUMP/AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLER/TECHNICIAN We are looking for an experienced, eager & energetic person to join our friendly team. This is a full time, permanent position. Please apply if you think you have the following requirements:

Harvester and Tractor Operators for 2016 Grape Harvest Valley Harvesting operates a modern fleet of harvesters and tractors throughout the Marlborough District. We are currently seeking experienced harvester and tractor operators. You will need a minimum of a Class 1 driver’s licence to operate a tractor and Class 1 with “W” endorsement to operate a harvester. We anticipate work will run from mid March to mid April. Preference will be given to applicants with prior vintage experience. Operators must be available to work extended hours and weekends.

Contact Nick Sowman Ph/text 027 321 7137 Email: nick@valleyharvesting.co.nz

Team Leader

Physical Disability Support Services Permanent, full time position working 80 hours a fortnight 1.0FTE. Closing date: Sunday, 28 February 2016. Ref: W16/015.

IF YOU: Enjoy working in a team environment and have a passion for caring for the elderly we would like to hear from you.

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kahurangi Blenheim

Kaiako Vacancy We are looking for a Kaiako to join us and to be part of our whanau in our established Kōhanga Reo. The person we are looking for must have these following attributes,

 Fluent in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga.  Passionate about working with tamariki aged from 0-5 yrs.  Competent Team Leader for kaimahi & whānau  Be energetic, motivated and able to work as part of a team or independently when required.  Can think on your feet.  Excellent communication skills.  Excellent planning and organisation skills.  Excellent time management skills. To apply or for more information contact

Kim Ruri Kaupapa Kaimahi Te Tauihu o te waka a Maui Te Wai Pounamu 0276878958. Email : kim@kohanga.ac.nz Closing date for this position : 24th FEBRUARY 19th2016 2016. February

• Honest, reliable & motivated • Must be fit as this is a reasonably physical job • Great communication skills • Current drivers licence (minimum restricted) • EST an advantage but not a requirement Please reply in writing (including CV) to:Ian Molloy Mint Air Ltd PO Box 12 Spring Creek 7244 Ph 03 570-2298 or 027-486-6005 or email mintair@xtra.co.nz Applications close 26 February 2016

Vineyard manager/technician/ (assistant) winemaker Awatere Valley, Marlborough If you have expericne in the above, we have a postion on our Awatere Valley Vineyard for you. • Experience in Tractor & Machinery operations and desire to work with modern well maintained machinery (for example KLIMA). • Have a sound understanding of agrichemical application and safe operating procedures. • Key responsibilities include: pest and weed control, soil management, record keeping. Day to day viticultural practices such as pruning, irrigation and plant management. Machinery and vineyard repairs & maintenance. • Budget and cost centre responsibility. • Essential current Growsafe, approved handler certificate & full D/L. • Supervise & train viticulture casual/ contract gangs in peak times. • Have sound interpersonal and communication skills as well as competent with spreadsheet and other computer applications • Development of small on-site winery underway that will need an operational assistant winemaker. Working closely with consultant winemaker. To find out more or to apply please send CV to: Michiel Eradus, Director Eradus Wines & Vinecraft Ltd. michiel@eraduswines.co.nz


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LEE STREET, sign out, 9.30am. Ladies clothes, new makeup, toys & household items. R e n w i c k , B ry d o n Street, x2 1950’s Parker Knoll chairs, chairs, bike, books, all sorts. Saturday 9am.

church notice Lighthouse Fellowship Senior Citizens Hall, 166 High Street. Sundays 10 a.m. All welcome. 5785030.

Nativity Anglican Church 76 Alfred Street, Blenheim. All welcome to our services Thursday - 10am Eucharist Service Sunday - 8am Traditional Eucharist Service 10am - Family Service 7pm - Evening Service

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Births This Week CHARLES: Lewys John (9lb 14oz) February 7, 2016 HANTZ: Amelia-Rose (9lb 11oz) February 10, 2016 McDONALD: Lachlan James (2.86kgs) February 11, 2016 PHARAZYN: Lucas January 28, 2016 RENDLE: Oliver Gregory (10lb 1oz) January 30, 2016 WILLIAMS: John Maitland (8lb 13oz) February 8, 2016

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Anglican Family. Redwood Village 92 Weld Street, Redwoodtown

Sunday Services

9.00am: Holy Communion 10.30am: All age worship

Wednesday Service

10am: Communion Enquiries Phone 578 0139

The Blue Door Inc Applications for Grants The Blue Door is an incorporated Society which has limited funds to distribute to not for profit organisations in the Marlborough District. These funds are generated from profits of the Blue Door. Application forms are available from the Blue Door at 46 Seymour Street or by visiting: www.thebluedoor.nz

CHURCH SERVICES 10:00am Every Sunday 4 Alana Place Witherlea Shopping Centre All Welcome JESUS IS THE ANSWER

Applications Close 2pm March 12th 2016

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• Hot FooD • CoFFee • Pottery • Jewellery • wooDwork • MusiC • salMon/CHeeses/PiCkles • Fruit/Veg • CraFts • giFts • PreserVes SATURDAY 9:00AM - 1:00 PM wYNEN STREET CARPARK, BlENhEiM wEAThER DEPENDANT - FREE PARKiNG

Death Notices

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TARRANT, Elsie Myra (Ana): Born August 13 1936, died Tuesday February 16 2016. Come to celebrate with family and friends a life filled with dignity, grace and love. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service will be held at The Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11.30am Saturday February 20, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz MURRAY, Walter Norman, beloved husband of Jenny, father of Alan, Gay, and Phil, grandfather of Shaun, Daniel and Jonathan and great-grandfather of Taylor, Ethan and Isaac. Passed peacefully on February 10. Thanks to the staff of Waterlea Rest Home.

In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary.

BOLTON, Irene Lorna (nee Boyd): February 14, 2016. COENRADI, Jacob Johannes (John): February 15, 2016. DOWER, Dawn Patricia: February 14, 2016.

The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email frontdesk@blenheimsun.co.nz or phone 577 7868.

JURGENSEN, Barbara: February 3, 2016.

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RAE, Ramon Lacey: February 10, 2016. ROWE, Betty: February 15, 2016. SMITH, Freda Mary: February 9, 2016. THOMPSON, Kahu Kathleen (Tuppy): February 14, 2016. acknowledgement The Sun Newspaper offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. You can submit acknowledgements following family bereavements. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $15.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to frontdesk@blenheimsun.co.nz Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.

C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Fragility (11) 7. Grossly overcharges (7) 11. Faint (5) 12. Get rid of (7) 13. Extinguish light (5) 14. Provide(tower) with battlements (9) 15. Put aside (2,3,4,6) 16. Sailors (6) 18. Thug (7) 21. Dispatch (4) 23. Smear (3) 25. Statute (3) 27. Scold (4) 28. Provides (7) 30. Calm (6) 32. Unrefined mineral (3) 33. Expert (3) 34. Memorandum-book (6) 35. Blather (7) 36. Gemstone (4) 37. et cetera(Abbr) (3) 39. Limit (3) 41. Enfold (4) 43. Hearing distance (7) 45. Swapped (6) 48. Requiring great strength (9) 49. Plunged headlong (9)

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By Russell McQuarters 51. Contempt (5) 52. Closest to (7) 53. Hidden riches; treasure ... (5) 54. Made certain (7) 55. Qualified drug dispensers DOWN 1. Fundamental (5) 2. Out of action (11) 3. Offered (8) 4. Charm (6) 5. Follow (5) 6. Flaunt (4,3) 7. Final (8) 8. More neat (6) 9. Rolled pork (with stuffing) (7) 10. Shiny (5) 16. Retainer (7) 17. Recount (7) 19. Beneath (5) 20. Just coming into existence (7) 22. Resided (7) 24. Busy insect (3) 26. Tiny (3) 29. Proportion (5) 31. Prompt (11)

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Bye-bye belligerent ‘Baz’ Brendon McCullum will go down as a better captain than he was a batsman. As the man known as ‘Baz’ finishes up his 14 year career next week in the second and final test against Australia at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval, it’s apparent we have seen one of the most internationally respected players across three formats of the modern game. His 302 against India, two years ago was sublime, his crash and bash approach to opening during the World Cup last year was one of the main reasons the Black Caps made the final, but that brilliance has been surrounded by frustrating 30s and 40s cut too short. However, his captaincy has been revolutionary. His aggressive field placing and bowling changes has taken the

art of wicket taking back into the spotlight. To his credit, McCullum has always valued taking a wicket at the expense of giving away the odd boundary. It’s good sense if you have the bowlers who can get breakthroughs and with quick bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee he has two reliable opening bowlers which few New Zealand captains have had before him. He has made the most of the weapons in his arsenal and when you’re the captain of New Zealand, you’ll always have to take risks as a captain to make up for the occasional lack of world class players. McCullum has also led from the front in the field. Despite his bad back which

forced him to give up wicket keeping, he’s been the first one to dive on the boundary rope to prevent a run. Forever polarising, McCullum did what few others have last year during the World Cup - he united New Zealand behind the cricket team. The whole country believed they could win the World Cup. His captaincy and the 302 against India is his legacy. The Kane Williamson captaincy era will probably be more conservative but he will have learnt a lot from McCullum’s theories on the game. To his credit, the outgoing captain has left New Zealand Cricket in a much healthier place than when he arrived and that’s always important.

Friday February 19, 2016

Sport sports talk With ... Jacob Page

Yachting Open Day a success Last weekend’s Queen Charlotte Yacht Club open day was a great success, organisers say. Club spokeswoman Christel Hopkins says the open day started out with light winds and plenty of sunshine. “This year’s graduated Learn to Sailors were out on the water in force to get their coaching. We had to split the sessions to make sure all youngsters had a turn. In the meantime more experienced young sailors rigged up the two Omega’s QCYC. These two yachts are on loan from Yachting NZ and are suitable for all levels of sailing. “It didn’t take long and kids and adults alike went for a sail on the Omegas under guidance of club youth sailors Seren Adams, Nick Gardiner and Alistair Gifford.

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Rugby fever today

The much anticipated Super Rugby pre-season match between the Hurricanes and Crusaders will kick off today at Lansdowne Park. Gates open at 2pm and the match will be played at 4:30pm. The Crusaders Knights and Hurricanes Development team will play the curtain raiser at 2:30pm. HeartHelp Blenheim Support Group will be fundraising for the Heart Foundation and will be at the entry points of the park. Tickets can be purchased at the Blenheim or Picton i-Sites, or through TicketDirect

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At the same time other club members as young as seven years old were taking out kids in an Optimist. “The more adventurous or the ones that knew port from starboard jumped in an Optimist themselves after receiving some tips and happily tried to make the boat sail where they wanted it to go. “There were QCYC kids on kayaks to provide coaching or QCYC support vessels were out in the bay to lend a hand. “It was awesome to see so many happy faces on the water.” Christel said support from sailing clubs across NZ is essential to deliver the Yachting NZ – Have a go … Sailing programme to everyone. “This was certainly an awesome day for it, and well worth repeatLots of activity at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club open day. ing.”

Friday Febraury 26th, Saturday Feb 27th and Sunday Feb 28th

$7000+ worth of prizes to be won Entries cost members $20.00. Non Members $25.00 Junior under 12 - $5.00 (all juniors get a prize) Entry Forms available at outlets displaying posters or at Renwick Arms Country Club 92 High Street, Renwick. For enquiries phone Club 03 572 8597 or Manager 0275 788 292 Entries close 9.00pm Thursday 25th Feb

Netball to move to Lansdowne By Cathie Bell Marlborough Netball could move to a new sports hub at Lansdowne Park by next year’s season. Marlborough Netball has advised the Marlborough District Council that a survey of the clubs and schools is 86 per cent in favour of the move, with an 83 per cent response rate. More than a million dollars is budgeted to move the

sport in 2021-22, but now the funding for it will be considered as part of this year’s Annual Plan. Council’s Assets and Services Committee chairman Terry Sloan says with Marlborough Netball making the decision to move, Council won’t have to spend large sums trying to upgrade the deteriorating netball courts at Horton Park.

WINNERS WITH THE SUN Here are our three lucky ticket winners from last Friday’s competition: Q. Who won the 2016 Auckland Nines? A. Parramatta Eels

The Blenheim Roller Skating Club is holding a ‘public session’ this Sunday at the skating rink on Stephenson Street. The event goes from 1pm - 3pm and for those wanting to hire skates the cost is $5.

WINNERS: Lynne Haines Chad Ternent Ethan Robertson

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MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS Safer Boating Lifejackets

Safe Boating Basics Check List               

The Skipper is in charge of the boat Check the weather forecast and tides before leaving. Never overload the boat Ensure each passenger has a correctly fitted and ap proved life-jacket. Check the boat, engine and equipment before leaving. Know the rules: see section on Rules of the Road. Guard against fire. Avoid consuming alcohol when boating don’t drink and drive Carry spare fuel, anchor, bailer, torch and warm gear. Tell someone where you are going, and when you’ll return Take two means of communication:- VHF, flares, EPIRB, cellphone (in a plastic bag) Brief passengers on the location and use of all safety equipment. Respect other water users. Do not anchor or fish in shipping routes, or near a marked power cable. Give way to all commercial vessels over 500 gross ton.

(Personal Floatation Device) You must carry a life-jacket or buoyancy aid for each person on board. It is the skipper’s responsibility to ensure that life-jackets are worn in situation such as in rough water, dangerous sea conditions and during an emergency. It is strongly recommended that you wear a life-jacket at all times when boating.

Voyage Plan Before you go on the water you should leave a voyage plan with a VHF radio station or a reliable friend or relative. They can contact Coastguard and the police if your do not return as planned. The plan should include the following information:  Your name and address  Who is with you;  Your intended trip and the stops you plan to make, including when you expect to return;  And a description of your boat and the safety gear you have on board.

The best general purpose life-jacket for everyday use has a buoyant collar which will keep your head out of the water, even if your are unconscious. Small children’s life-jackets should be fitted with a crotch strap to prevent the wearer from slipping out the bottom. There are approved life-jackets for all types of boating activities and it is essential that the correct type is used. See you boating retailer for the most suitable option. Only use life-jackets which are in good condition. Exposure to sunlight can cause the colour to fade, making it more difficult to spot in the sea, and can cause the material to weaken very quickly. The most important thing is to have a life-jacket that fits you correctly and is suitable for your boating activity.

Don’t forget to let the VHF radio station or person you left your voyage with know when you arrive home safely. Just by letting others know your voyage plans, you greatly increase your chances of help arriving quickly when something goes wrong. The information you leave behind will be vital in the event of a search and rescue emergency.

Essential Equipment Life-jackets Anchor First aid kit Navigation equipment Bailing system (bucket/bilge pump)  Fire extinguisher  Rope  Torch     

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Spare fuel Warm clothing Alternative power Knife Boat hook Communication equipment/radio/ distress flares

Boating Education The Coastguard Boating Education Service provides a variety of courses throughout the country for all levels of knowledge and ability. The Day Skipper and Boatmaster courses are two of the core courses offered.

Keeping a Good Look-out Every person in charge of any type of vessel underway is required to keep a proper look-out at all times. This really means that you must concentrate on what is going on around you on all sides, not just in front of you. Note: When travelling at 20 knots you are covering a distance of about 10 metres per second!

 The Day Skipper (15hrs) is an introductory course for all members of the family and crew, including those new to boating, and provides essential boating knowledge and safety.  The Boatmaster (30 hrs) is a comprehensive course for boaties with some exiting knowledge and experience. Both courses apply to a range of vessels including yachts, launches and powerboats. The Day Skipper also applies to jet skis, sea kayaks and waka. For more information including venues and dates visit www.cbes.org.nz or call 0800 40 80 90.

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Ensure that you can communicate with somebody ashore. We recommend a VHF as the best option. All accidents must be reported to the HARBOUR MASTER PH: (03) 520 7400 harbours@marlborough.govt.nz

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